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Mississippi County, Missouri


Species List

Salamanders (Caudata)

Frogs (Anura)

Lizards (Lacertilia)

Snakes (Serpentes)

Turtles (Testudines)

Collection Summary

Mississippi County has a total of 218 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 39 species and 71 localities. There are a total of 35 collectors and 82 collection dates for the county. This results in a total of 88 expeditions for the county, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The county's earliest collection year is 1932 and its most recent collection year is 2012. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 24 and December 25, respectively. If you have a new record to report for Mississippi County, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by Species

Collection summary for Mississippi County by species. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a species or common name to view more information about that species. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Species Common Name Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Acris blanchardi Blanchard's Cricket Frog 2 2 3 2 2 1984 1987
Ambystoma texanum Small-mouthed Salamander 4 14 6 5 5 1962 1988
Amphiuma tridactylum Three-toed Amphiuma 2 2 1 2 2 1961 1962
Anaxyrus americanus American Toad 3 5 3 3 3 1962 1988
Anaxyrus fowleri Fowler's Toad 5 8 6 6 6 1962 2007
Apalone spinifera Eastern Spiny Softshell 3 3 2 3 3 1962 2007
Chelydra serpentina Snapping Turtle 3 3 4 3 3 1987 2007
Chrysemys dorsalis Southern Painted Turtle 2 2 3 2 2 2006 2007
Coluber constrictor North American Racer 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Farancia abacura Western Mudsnake 4 4 4 4 4 1935 2011
Graptemys pseudogeographica False Map Turtle 3 5 7 4 4 1934 2007
Heterodon gloydi Dusty Hog-nosed Snake 2 2 1 1 1 1938 1938
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hog-nosed Snake 1 1 1 1 1 1962 1962
Hyla cinerea Green Treefrog 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Kinosternon subrubrum Mississippi Mud Turtle 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
Lampropeltis calligaster Prairie Kingsnake 2 2 2 2 2 1984 1984
Lampropeltis nigra Eastern Black Kingsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1987 2011
Lampropeltis triangulum Eastern Milksnake 1 1 1 1 1 2012 2012
Lithobates blairi Plains Leopard Frog 2 5 2 2 2 1984 1987
Lithobates catesbeianus American Bullfrog 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Lithobates clamitans Green Frog 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Lithobates sphenocephalus Southern Leopard Frog 6 21 13 11 11 1932 2007
Nerodia erythrogaster Plain-bellied Watersnake 10 28 5 11 11 1936 1987
Nerodia fasciata Broad-banded Watersnake 3 5 3 4 4 1936 1938
Nerodia rhombifer Diamond-backed Watersnake 11 41 6 8 9 1936 1984
Nerodia sipedon Common Watersnake 1 1 3 1 1 1996 1996
Opheodrys aestivus Northern Rough Greensnake 2 2 2 2 2 1962 2007
Pantherophis obsoletus Western Ratsnake 5 5 5 5 5 1984 2011
Plestiodon fasciatus Common Five-lined Skink 1 1 1 1 1 1996 1996
Plestiodon laticeps Broad-headed Skink 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Pseudacris illinoensis Illinois Chorus Frog 9 16 9 9 9 1962 1999
Pseudemys concinna River Cooter 2 2 1 2 2 2007 2007
Scaphiopus holbrookii Eastern Spadefoot 5 10 5 4 4 1986 2002
Siren intermedia Western Lesser Siren 2 6 3 4 5 1934 1973
Sternotherus odoratus Eastern Musk Turtle 2 2 3 2 2 1984 2007
Storeria dekayi DeKay's Brownsnake 1 2 1 1 1 2007 2007
Thamnophis proximus Orange-striped Ribbonsnake 2 2 3 2 2 1938 1987
Thamnophis sirtalis Common Gartersnake 2 2 2 2 2 1938 2007
Trachemys scripta Red-eared Slider 4 4 5 4 4 1984 2011

Potential Species Records

Potential species for Mississippi County. Species are listed in descending order of their likelihood of occurrence within the county. Click on a species or common name to view more information about that species. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood Species Common Name Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Agkistrodon contortrix Copperhead Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
4 Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined Racerunner Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Cemophora coccinea Northern Scarletsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
4 Terrapene carolina Three-toed Box Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
6 Ambystoma talpoideum Mole Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
6 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
6 Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrow-mouthed Toad Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
6 Lithobates palustris Pickerel Frog Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
6 Sceloporus consobrinus Prairie Lizard Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Northern Holocene Meander Belts
6 Storeria occipitomaculata Northern Red-bellied Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
7 Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Eurycea longicauda Long-tailed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray Treefrog Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Hyla versicolor Gray Treefrog Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
7 Scincella lateralis Little Brown Skink Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
8 Ambystoma opacum Marbled Salamander Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
8 Carphophis vermis Western Wormsnake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
8 Deirochelys reticularia Western Chicken Turtle Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
8 Diadophis punctatus Ring-necked Snake Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
9 Eurycea lucifuga Cave Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Lampropeltis holbrooki Speckled Kingsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Notophthalmus viridescens Central Newt Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Plestiodon anthracinus Southern Coal Skink Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Plethodon albagula Western Slimy Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Plethodon serratus Southern Red-backed Salamander Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Pseudacris crucifer Spring Peeper Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Virginia valeriae Western Smooth Earthsnake Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills

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